Browse Abstracts (161 total)

| by Avi,

This black and white picture book vividly portrays a historical time when immigrants set sail for America. They hope for better lives and dream of prosperity. This journey comes from the immigrant's perspective, in the form of a movie, where language is a not a barrier.

| by Albert, Richard

A lonely man plants a garden full of vegetables in the middle of the desert. A wide array of desert wildlife finds their way to his garden and watering hole. He wants to be friends with the animals and help them.

| by Williams, Vera B

A boy and his brother Sam take a canoe trip with their mother and aunt and engage in a variety of adventurous activities along the way.

| by Blance, Ellen // Cook, Ann

Monster and the little boy have too many pets. They try to build a house for all of them, but they need help. Lady monster and the little girl come to help and they all cooperate to build the animal house.

| by Ward, Leila

Johnny brings home a baby bear that eats everything and grows bigger and bigger. Johnny tries to take him back to the woods, but the bear keeps coming back. Finally, the bear finds a home in a zoo.

| by Craft, Ruth

Three young children bundle up for a walk on a winter day. On the way home, they find a discarded cold, knitted bear. They take him home, clean him up, dress him warmly, and give him a new home.

| by Griffith, Helen V.

When Janetta first visits her grandaddy's place in the country, she does not like the strange place. But in time, she learns that some things about the place are actually fun, including grandaddy himself.

| by Crane Johnson, Amy

An April shower frightens Cinnamon Bear, her new cub, and their woodland friends. Solomon Raven explains the importance of rain for animal and forest survival.

| by McKenzie, Tim A

Baxter Barret Brown loves to play his bass fiddle. He decides to take it with him wherever he goes and turn it into whatever he needs. However, he soon learns that when he changes the fiddle he canメt play the music he loves and must change it back if he wants what really makes him happy.

| by Lindbergh, Reeve

When you get into your bed at night, there are many other creatures also getting into their beds called nests. Enjoy learning about the world we all share.

| by Horacek, Petr

As the bird flies, flaps, hops, pecks, and tugs; she fetches food. For the bird and her little ones, it is breakfast time.

| by Cannon, Janell

After being separated from Mother Bat, Stellaluna falls into a nest of baby birds. The family of birds adopt Stellaluna as one of their own, while Stellaluna does her best to eat bugs without making faces, sleep during the night, and stop hanging upside down. In the end, Stellaluna rejoins her mother.

| by Hadithi, Mwenye & Kennaway, Adrienne

Lazy lion orders everyone to build him a house, but he is not satisfied with it. When a big rain comes, all the other animals go into the house that was built for the lion to keep dry. This is why lions must roam the earth.

| by Wild, Margaret//Vivas, Julie

Miram and the women of the camp make toys for children from material scraps and buttons. They plan for a celebration when the soldiers come to free them from the German camp.

| by McLerran, Alice

Roxaboxen is a magical, little place where several friends build their own home and have their own shop on Main Street. Their children grow up but never forget Roxaboxen.

| by Miller, Edna

After losing his mate, Duck Duck teaches his two duckling children how to find food and detect enemies. As winter approaches and his ducklings fly south, Duck Duck finds a new home and attracts a new mate.

| by Tobias, Tobi

A young girl is involved in moving to a new house and town. She confides her feelings to her new stuffed bear, which makes her feel better.

| by Aiello, Barbara//Shulman, Jeffrey

Scott Whittaker recounts the events between Thanksgiving and Christmas in his diary. He starts a karate club at school and meets Bill Walters, a homeless man who was the quarterback of the local high school football team in 1967 The book ends with questions and answers about asthma.

| by Ginsburg, Mirra

A mushroom provides shelter during the rain for an ant, a butterfly, mouse, sparrow, and a rabbit.

| by Stevenson, James

Hubert and his family go on vacation to a beach. Hubert expects to play with other youngsters, but there are none. He never expects a grown-up could be fun too!
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